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In pictures: Nigeria jet crash

Engine of the DC-9, owned by the private Sosoliso Airlines which crashed in Port Harcourt on 10 December 2005

Nigeria's Sosoliso Airlines plane crashed in stormy weather in the southern, oil-rich city of Port Harcourt on Saturday.

A white trainer and a black trainer amongst wreckage of the Sosoliso Airlines plane

Most of those on board were school children returning home from the capital, Abuja, for their Christmas break.

A relative holds up a picture of her younger sister who was on the Sosoliso Airlines plane that crashed in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Many of their relatives waiting at Port Harcourt airport to collect them witnessed the horrendous crash.

Policeman walks past Sosoliso Airlines plane wreckage in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

The plane overshot the runway and burst into flames killing more than 100 passengers.

A policeman stands guard near a dressed corpse waiting to be taken away outside a mortuary in Port Harcourt

Bodies from the wreckage were taken to the hospital and morgue, where grieving friends and family went to identify them. Four of the seven survivors have since died.

Policemen walk past Sosoliso Airlines plane wreckage in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Nigerians are shocked by the crash, which is the country's second air disaster in less than two months

Nigerian Minister of Transport Abiye Sekibo looks at a wreckage of Sosoliso airlines Boeing DC-9 passenger jet

The day after the crash, Transport Minister Abiye Sekibo visited the site as the president cancelled a trip to Portugal to deal with the crisis.

People stand near the wreckage of the plane that crashed at the airport in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

He has suspended some senior air officials and called an aviation crisis meeting.




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